Horicon Marsh Bird Club Talks Monarch Butterflies

(Horicon) The Horicon Marsh Bird Club will be hosting a program on Monarch Butterflies, this October.  The program aims to educate attendees who will learn the fascinating life cycle of the Monarch butterfly and what they can do to help rebuild the Monarch population back to a healthy number. The program will feature butterfly enthusiast Deb Pritchard as she explains the Monarch butterfly biology and what we can do for these wonderful creatures.

Deb and her husband Albert are lifelong residents of the Beaver Dam area.  They purchased their rural home in 1984 and since then Deb has turned their property into a Certified Monarch Waystation. Over the years she has attended numerous seminars and workshops for the Monarch Butterfly.  She has actively raised, tagged and released Monarchs through the University of Kansas Citizen Science program for over 12 years and has participated in a citizen science program for the detection of Monarch diseases.

The program will be held Thursday, October 18th at 7pm, and is open to the public at no charge.   The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon and Mayville on Highway 28. The program will be in the lower level auditorium, enter via the lower entrance. For more information regarding the Horicon Marsh Bird Club program, contact Liz Herzmann, DNR educator, at 920-387-7893.